Tue. Jan 26th, 2021

Passengers Without Covid-19 Negative PCR Test to Pay $3,500 Fine – NCAA

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has imposed a fine of
$3,500 each on flying passengers to Nigeria who do not have a negative
COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR test as the federal government
intensifies measures to rid the country of the ugly virus.

This was made known in an All Operators Letter, AOL marked DG037/20
issued on Wednesday by Captain Musa Nuhu, Director General of the
NCAA, addressed to country managers of the respective airlines
operating international flights to and from Nigeria.

According to the DG, “airlines are now to present evidence of payment
receipt in the form of QR code for all passengers, adding however that
same is “not a mandatory requirement for boarding flights to Nigeria
for now.”

The AOL further read, “Please, note that presentation of a negative
COVID-19 PCR test valid within 96 hours of boarding remains mandatory
for all passengers travelling to Nigeria. Airlines must ensure
compliance with this requirement.

Airlines are advised to allow passengers without a QR code to board as
a temporary measure until additional ongoing work to the payment
platform is completed. Airlines will be informed in the coming days of
any changes to this requirement.”

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